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Obituaries: Barnum, Molyneux, Korn

Nancy Kay Barnum

CASPER, Wyo. –

Nancy Kay Barnum: 1947 – 2021

Nancy was born September 10, 1947 in Reliance, Wyoming; the daughter of Anna Shalata and George Shalata.  She was a graduate of Rock Springs High School with the class of 1965.  

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Nancy worked for the State of Wyoming, Unemployment Office in Rock Springs and Casper for 37 and a half years until her retirement on February 1st, 2010.

Nancy married Sammy Barnum on March 15, 1969 and they had four children together, Danny Barnum, Ron Barnum, Charlie Barnum and Leslie Barnum.

Nancy enjoyed working in her garden, planting trees and caring for her yard and animals.  She had many ducks, geese and chickens.  

Nancy also enjoyed spending time with her family in the mountains.

Survivors include her three sons, Danny Barnum of Casper, Wyoming, Ron Barnum of Casper, Wyoming, Charlie Barnum and wife Jodi of Rock Springs, Wyoming and daughter, Leslie Barnum and husband Jarvis Allen of Damascus, Oregon; four sisters, Florence Turcato of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Anna Rizzi of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Georgia Koloff and husband Carl of Green River, Wyoming and Marie McDonough and husband Terry of McMinnville, Oregon; five grandchildren, Amanda Barnum Hamer and husband Michael of Auburn, Alabama, Charlie Barnum and wife Ashley of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Katelyn Buller and husband Dalton Buller of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Kenyon Tucker of Damascus, Oregon, and Quentin Tucker of Damascus, Oregon, and two great grandchildren, Barrett John Buller and Charlee Grace Barnum.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father as well as one Sister, Dorothy Hutson.Cremation has taken place.  

Services will be conducted at a later date.


Evelyn S. Molyneux

Evelyn S. Molyneux: 1926 – 2021

Evelyn Sigrid Molyneux passed into the loving arms of God April 29, 2021. She was born in Lawrence County, South Dakota, on June 28, 1926, to Walter and Inger Hansen. Walter was the first baby born in Deadwood Gulch during the gold rush. Inger came to Deadwood from Denmark, to marry her cousin Walter, thus making Evelyn (and her siblings) full-blooded Danes. You can always tell a Dane, but you can’t tell them much.

Evelyn had a challenging childhood during the Great Depression. Even though money was scare and times hard, the family stuck together with an optimistic outlook and an easy-going attitude. The family moved to Casper before Evelyn started school. She graduated from Natrona County High School in 1945.

When her father unexpectedly died in 1945, Evelyn purchased a home, where her mother lived with Evelyn and her family until her death in 1969. Inger was like a second mother to Evelyn’s son, Dan.

Evelyn was an accomplished legal secretary, working for Madge Enterline, one of the first women to practice law in Wyoming. She went to work for Dick and Marialyce Tobin in the early 1960s. Marialyce was also one of the early women to practice law in Wyoming; and Dick served in the Wyoming legislature for many years. Following Dick’s death in 1986, Evelyn continued as Maryalyce’ legal secretary, until she retired in 2006 at the age of 80.

Evelyn met Everett Molyneux in 1949. Their wedding plans were interrupted in 1950, when Uncle Sam sent Everett to serve in the Korean War. Following a two-year separation, they were married a few days after his return from the Army in July of 1952.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Everett, her son Daniel Molyneux and daughter-in-law Beth, granddaughter Rachael Sandford (Scott) and grandson Josh Molyneux (Amanda), two great-grandsons Benjamin and Ezra Sandford, and more than 20 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings.

Evelyn was a devout Christian, a member of Winter Memorial Presbyterian Church for many decades, singing in the choir, playing piano for services, teaching Sunday School and so on. Evelyn’s faith in Jesus Christ was central to her life, as it was for her mother, Inger. Her family and friends look forward to seeing her again when we are reunited in the loving arms of God.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, May 7, 2021 at Christ United Methodist Church. A private interment will take place at Wyoming Memorial Gardens.


Donald Erwin Korn

Donald Erwin Korn: 1930 – 2021

Donald Erwin Korn was born November 13, 1930 to Mathies and Hattie (Rohde) Korn in Wauwatosa, WI. He attended a country school from second through sixth grade outside of Milwaukee, WI. His family lived in West Alice during this time. They then moved to their relative’s homestead south of Gillette, WY. In 1942, the family moved to Casper. Donald attended Lincoln Grade School, McKinley School, and Natrona County High School. His family then moved to Glenrock in 1947. Don graduated from Glenrock High School in 1948. He worked at a bakery for Beech Scholtz from 1946 through 1950.

Don was drafted into the Army in January, 1951 during the Korean War. He served in Germany as a radio operator. During his stay there he was able to travel to Austria, France, Holland, Switzerland, and Eckernforte, Germany where he met relatives who resided there. He was Honorably Discharged and returned stateside in 1952 to Glenrock where he worked at Goff Motor Co. from 1953-1957. He then went to work at Yellowstone National Park from 1957-1958. He also worked for Lincoln Mercury Dealership in 1958.

Don married Jeannette Wickus on June 18, 1958. The couple went back to West Thumb, Yellowstone where Don built bridges. He then went to work for Pacific Power and Light at Dave Johnson Power Plant. He worked there for 30 years and retired as the Foreman Electrician. Don and his first wife later divorced and he married Catherine Bishop November 10, 1976.

Don was a member of Yellow Rocker’s Square Dance Club, American Legion, VFW and was a charter member of Deer Creek Muzzle Loaders Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and backpacking. He was proud that he backpacked across Wind River Range several times and climbed Gannett Peak. He also visited every state except Hawaii and Maine.

He is survived by his daughter’s Kim (Ken) Hicks of Glenrock, WY, Susan (Bob) Wegner of Casper, Wy, and Laura (Rex) Parker of Ft. Myers, FL. He is also survived by his step children Chuck Bishop, Leonard Bishop, Cindy Ritter, and Peggy Bishop. He also had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his brother Raymond Korn, sister Doris Tatro and wife, Cathy.

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